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THE LEDGERSTONE SURVEY
The Ledgerstone Survey of England & Wales, whose object is to record the ledgerstones in all of the places of worship in Great Britain with the exception of Northern Ireland and Scotland, was established in 2002. In 2009 it formed an association with the Churches Conservation Trust (CCT) and the National Association of Fine and Decorative Art Societies (NADFAS). A pilot recording scheme has been arranged, based on the thirty CCT churches in Norfolk and using the expertise of NADFAS Church Recorders.
The pilot began with the ledgerstones at Wiggenhall St Mary Magdalen, which proved to be an important exercise connecting through the similarity of its lettering a late 18th century ledgerstone with its associated (though unsigned) mural monument, practically identical to a similar ensemble at nearby Beeston St Mary. Wiggenhall also gave up a mendieval mensa, with its consecration crosses, set into the floor as paving in the south chapel.
Of greater importance, though, has been the identification of a series of ledgerstones
of the period 1680-
Please Note: The Ledgerstone Survey now has its own website from where further information may be obtained by clicking here: http://www.lsew.org.uk/
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